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Hi. We have a 2008 Smart Passion Cabrio with a noisy car alarm. Whenever you lock or unlock it, it chirps loudly. Never an issue, til we moved from the 'burbs and downsized to a cluster home in an urban area, and now the neighbors have politely requested people turn off their noisy key fobs.

We've had three other 08 and 09 cabrios. All had electronic key fobs, none had the noisy chirp.

Is there some way to turn it off on this one vehicle? I run the community's facebook page, and it's a bit embarrassing to tell people to mind their manners when I can't myself. Help!

Also, while I'm at it, this same vehicle has lately developed a strange propensity for the alarm to go off in the driveway, and also while safely in the garage. Weird. Any input on what that might be, and how to stop it would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
 

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top is almost always up. Wow, I need a simple solution. Our neighborhood is turning into a powderkeg over chirping car alarms and barking dogs, and chirping alarms that set off barking dogs.

Surely there's some kind of combination of buttons, or holding a button or SOMETHING that will make it go silent like the other Smarts we have!
 

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Other than locking the car manually, I'm not sure there's any way to use the fob to lock the car without setting the alarm. I haven't found a way to do it on our 2011. :)
 

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Thanks for the advice. Is this alarm thing under the pan thing something a civilian can turn off, or does it require a trip to Mercedes?

I think, for the helluvit, I might make a run by a car alarm place and see if they know any tricks of the trade. Couldn't hurt, I guess.
 

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The belly pan comes off with a series of bolts. You will need to get the car up on stands to have enough clearance.

I double checked to see if there was a fuse you could pull. Unfortunately, the alarm shares a fuse with the turn signals and other essential functions.

Mercedes might not want to disconnect it for you. It depends on their disposition. You might have better luck at the alarm place. It shouldn’t take any more than 30 minutes provided enough clearance to take the belly pan off.
 
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